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Islamic State 'in control' of Syria's Palmyra Islamic State 'in control' of Syria's Palmyra

Islamic State militants have taken near complete control of the Syrian city of Palmyra, home to some…


Islamic State 'closes in' on Syria's Palmyra Islamic State 'closes in' on Syria's Palmyra

Islamic State militants are reported to have seized a third of the Syrian town next to Palmyra, one…


Two key Islamist leaders killed in French army raid in Mali: Paris Two key Islamist leaders killed in French army raid in Mali: Paris

PARIS: French Special Forces have killed two key jihadist leaders in Mali, one of whom has been linked…


House bill would cap expenses for ex-presidents House bill would cap expenses for ex-presidents

WASHINGTON : Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and other former presidents who earn lucrative speaking fees…


West African leaders drop third-term ban proposal West African leaders drop third-term ban proposal

A plan to restrict West African presidents to two terms in office has been dropped for the time-being…


73-year-old BASE jumper dies after setting parachute on fire 73-year-old BASE jumper dies after setting parachute on fire

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say a 73-year-old BASE jumper who died after leaping from…


Japan to earmark $100bn for Asian infrastructure Japan to earmark $100bn for Asian infrastructure

TOKYO: Japan will announce a $100 billion plan to invest in roads, bridges, railways and other building…


How vulnerable is the US to threat of Chinese spies? How vulnerable is the US to threat of Chinese spies?

A new case shines a spotlight on Chinese espionage in the US. Some see the problem as dark and terrifying.…


Japan's economy grows faster than expected Japan's economy grows faster than expected

Japan's economy grew faster than expected between January and March, boosting hopes that the economy…


North Korea cancels UN chief Ban Ki-moon's visit North Korea cancels UN chief Ban Ki-moon's visit

North Korea has abruptly cancelled UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's visit one day before he was…


Asia boat migrants: Nations hold emergency meeting Asia boat migrants: Nations hold emergency meeting

Foreign ministers from Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia are holding an emergency meeting in Kuala Lumpur…


Blast kills 9, wounds 14 at northeast Nigerian market Blast kills 9, wounds 14 at northeast Nigerian market

Witnesses say an explosion at a rural market in northeast Nigerian has killed nine people and wounded…


Egyptian authorities using sexual violence on 'massive scale' Egyptian authorities using sexual violence on 'massive scale'

Egyptian security forces are using sexual violence against detainees on a massive scale, according to…


Ramadi battle: IS prepares to defend seized Iraqi city Ramadi battle: IS prepares to defend seized Iraqi city

Islamic State militants are preparing to defend the Iraqi city of Ramadi, witnesses say, as Iranian-backed…


Mahathir wants pressure applied on Myanmar Mahathir wants pressure applied on Myanmar

PUTRAJAYA: Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today condemned the ill-treatment of the Rohingyas…


Louisiana's Indian-American governor Bobby Jindal testing waters for 2016 US presidential run Louisiana's Indian-American governor Bobby Jindal testing waters for 2016 US presidential run

Washington, United States:  Louisiana's Indian-American Governor Bobby Jindal has taken another…


As Narendra Modi Woos Investors, South Korean President Talks 'Modinomics' As Narendra Modi Woos Investors, South Korean President Talks 'Modinomics'

Seoul:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today sought more South Korean investment in India, promising…


Pakistan firm in global fake degree scam worth millions Pakistan firm in global fake degree scam worth millions

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani company that has pledged to build a media empire was facing tough criticism Monday…


UN chief voices growing concern over migrant crisis UN chief voices growing concern over migrant crisis

UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Sunday he was increasingly concerned by the humanitarian…


Indonesian fishermen 'told not to save migrants' Indonesian fishermen 'told not to save migrants'

Fishermen in Indonesia's Aceh province say they have been told by officials not to rescue migrants…


Iraq official: 500 killed, 8,000 fled as Ramadi fell to IS Iraq official: 500 killed, 8,000 fled as Ramadi fell to IS

A spokesman for the governor of Iraq's Anbar province said Monday that about 500 people —…


Singapore slams Iran for firing warning shots at commercial ship Singapore slams Iran for firing warning shots at commercial ship

Singapore:  Singapore on Monday condemned Iranian forces for firing warning shots in the Gulf at…


Russia restarts progress spacecraft after embarrassing failures Russia restarts progress spacecraft after embarrassing failures

Moscow, Russia:  Russia's space agency said Monday it had managed to restart the engines of…


Macedonia protests: Anti-Gruevski rally in Skopje Macedonia protests: Anti-Gruevski rally in Skopje

Tens of thousands of protesters in the Macedonian capital Skopje are demanding the resignation of long-serving…


SE Asia migrants 'died in fight for food' on boat SE Asia migrants 'died in fight for food' on boat

Migrants rescued from a sinking boat off Indonesia have told the BBC that about 100 people died after…


2 dead in train collision in Northwest Germany: Police 2 dead in train collision in Northwest Germany: Police

Berlin:  Two people were killed and 20 others injured Saturday when a passenger train collided…


Myanmar deflects blame for Rohingya migrant crisis
Myanmar deflects blame for Rohingya migrant crisis

Myanmar refused to shoulder blame for an escalating migrant crisis and cast doubts on whether it will…


US commandos kill top IS leader in Syria raid US commandos kill top IS leader in Syria raid

US commandos killed a senior Islamic State group leader in a nighttime raid into Syria, US officials…


Afghan military captain gets Indian hands in transplant Afghan military captain gets Indian hands in transplant

Kochi:  A 30-year-old Afghan military captain from Kandahar, who lost his hands while defusing…


Mohammed Morsi, Egypt's ex-leader, sentenced to death Mohammed Morsi, Egypt's ex-leader, sentenced to death

An Egyptian court has pronounced death sentences on ousted president Mohammed Morsi and more than 100…


Islamic State crisis: US special forces in Syria raid Islamic State crisis: US special forces in Syria raid

US special forces have killed a senior Islamic State (IS) member and captured his wife in a rare raid…


Myanmar threatens boycott of boat-people summit as crisis escalates Myanmar threatens boycott of boat-people summit as crisis escalates

Bangkok: Myanmar is threatening to boycott a summit of South-east Asian nations to discuss a spiralling…


Clintons earn more than $25m for giving 100 speeches Clintons earn more than $25m for giving 100 speeches

Hillary Clinton and her husband and former president Bill Clinton reported on Friday they had earned…


8 bodies recovered from U.S. helicopter crash site; pilot identified 8 bodies recovered from U.S. helicopter crash site; pilot identified

Kathmandu, Nepal:  Eight bodies have now been recovered from the site where a U.S. Marine Corps…


India and China sign deals worth $22 billion India and China sign deals worth $22 billion

Shortly after Prime Minister Narendra Modi met top Chinese CEOs and addressed a gathering of businessmen,…


Islamic State Jihadists seize key Iraqi City, kill dozens in Syria Islamic State Jihadists seize key Iraqi City, kill dozens in Syria

Islamic State extremists made key gains Friday, seizing a government compound in the strategic Iraqi…


Ex-Bin Laden aide sentenced to life in embassy bombings Ex-Bin Laden aide sentenced to life in embassy bombings

A former aide of Osama Bin Laden has been sentenced to life in prison for aiding in the bombing of US…


4 bodies recovered from flooded gold mine in Colombia 4 bodies recovered from flooded gold mine in Colombia

BOGOTA: Colombian officials say four bodies have been recovered from a flooded gold mine, and rescuers…


Bus falls off cliff in northern China, killing 30 people Bus falls off cliff in northern China, killing 30 people

Chinese authorities say 30 people died when a bus carrying them fell from a cliff in the north-central…

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